UF/IFAS Entomology and Nematology Department

World Mosquito Day

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August 20, 2023

Did you know that World Mosquito Day is observed annually on August 20th to celebrate Sir Ronald Ross’s discovery of how the malaria parasite (Plasmodium) is transmitted from female Anopheles mosquitos to humans? According to the CDC, in ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Pests & Disease
Tags: PMU

Weed of the Month: Spotted Spurge

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August 18, 2023

Spotted spurge is a low-growing broad leaf weed, native to North America. This summer annual is not picky about where it grows - lawns, cracks in sidewalks, nurseries, gardens, athletic fields, and nursery containers. This plant produces copious ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture

Florida Beekeeping Management Calendar: August

July 25, 2023

Honey beekeeping management practices for your Florida apiary in August: This beekeeping calendar is a tool for all beekeepers in Florida, small scale to commercial operations. This calendar is meant to be a reference point for beekeeping ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Livestock, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension
Tags: Beekeeping, Beekeeping Calendar, Bees, Bug, Entomology, Honey Bee, Honey Bees, Honeybee, Management Calendar, Pest Management, UF/IFAS, UFBugs, UFHoneyBee, UFHoneyBeeLab, UFIFASExtension

Mango Day

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July 21, 2023

Mango day is quickly approaching (July 22nd), and these fruits definitely deserve their own day for their popularity in salsa, smoothies, and as a snack by themselves. However, be careful when you have extra mango, as they can attract fruit ... READ MORE

Category: Agriculture, Crops
Tags: PMU

Big Little Flies

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June 30, 2023

While not all flies are bad - filth flies are not something you want buzzing around your food or home. These flies are aptly named as their larvae are often found in excrement, garbage, and rotting organic material. Everyone knows the house ... READ MORE

Category: Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease
Tags: PMU

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